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Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973

Overview
Works: 278 works in 789 publications in 2 languages and 43,741 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Vocalist, Performer, Narrator, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS591.N4, B
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Publications about Arna Bontemps
Publications by Arna Bontemps
Publications by Arna Bontemps, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Arna Bontemps
American Negro poetry by Arna Bontemps( Book )
40 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,333 libraries worldwide
Review "[Bontemps's] most distinctive works are ringing affirmations of the human passion for freedom and the desire for social justice inherent in us all. Arnold Rampersad called him the conscience of his era and it could be fairly added that his tendency to fuse history and imagination represents his personal legacy to a collective memory." --Charles L. James, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature (on the life and work of Arna Bontemps, editor of American Negro Poetry)
American poetry : the twentieth century by The Library of America( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
100 years of Negro freedom by Arna Bontemps( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 1,643 libraries worldwide
The book of Negro folklore by Langston Hughes( Book )
16 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive collection embracing the whole range of Negro folk expression
Story of the Negro by Arna Bontemps( Book )
28 editions published between 1948 and 1975 in English and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
A history of the Negro race, from the early tribes of Africa and empire of Ethiopia, through the practice of slavery in many areas, especially the United States, to early twentieth century achievements of American Negroes
Great slave narratives by Arna Bontemps( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,577 libraries worldwide
Three selected narratives exemplify an interesting, sometimes little-known area of American Negro history and writing
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 by Langston Hughes( Book )
15 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
For other editions, see Author Catalog
Black thunder by Arna Bontemps( Book )
21 editions published between 1936 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
"Black Thunder is the true story of a slave insurrection that failed ... Garbriel is a young slave, who ... decides to avenge the murder of a fellow-slave by leading the Negroes of Richmond, Virginia, against the landowners"--Cover
Father of the blues, an autobiography by W. C Handy( Book )
36 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 libraries worldwide
The Harlem renaissance remembered; essays by Arna Bontemps( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
Anyplace but here by Arna Bontemps( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1949 by Langston Hughes( Book )
14 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
Golden slippers, an anthology of Negro poetry for young readers by Arna Bontemps( Book )
7 editions published between 1941 and 1971 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Chariot in the sky : a story of the Jubilee Singers by Arna Bontemps( Book )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Eleven black students form a singing group and tour the world in an attempt to save their college from financial ruin
Free at last; the life of Frederick Douglass by Arna Bontemps( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
The Old South; "A summer tragedy" and other stories of the thirties by Arna Bontemps( Book )
6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Personal essays and short stories of the South
The fast Sooner hound by Arna Bontemps( Book )
8 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Chagrined that the hound Sooner continually outruns his trains, the roadmaster pits his speed against that of his fastest train, the Cannon Ball
Famous Negro athletes by Arna Bontemps( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Includes biographies of Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Leroy (Satchel) Paige, Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, Wilt Chamberlain, Jim Brown, and Althea Gibson
Hold fast to dreams; poems old and new selected by Arna Bontemps( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by American and English poets on such topics as trees, spring, animals, the sea, and others
We have tomorrow by Arna Bontemps( Book )
10 editions published between 1945 and 1960 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bontan, Āna 1902-1973
Bontemps, Arna.
Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973
Wendell Bontemps, Arna 1902-1973
ボンタム, アーナ
ボンタン, アーナ
Languages
English (316)
German (1)
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